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  • Empower a woman

    "If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is WOMEN"

  • Educate a child

    "We know that the first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out."

Our mission is to educate and empower children and entrepreneurial women in El Salvador
to build strong families and create better futures. 
We do this through three programs:

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Our Partner: ANADES

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    Our work is done in partnership with the New Dawn Association of El Salvador (ANADES) by funding and implementing activities that are essential to the operation and expansion of its educational and community development programs. Read more about ANADES here.

  •  Early Childhood Education


    Through the educational program for children, ANADES operates two child development centers, one of which is located in San Ramon, Mejicanos.  Programa Velasco supports this center by providing  Children's Scholarships  and Family Support Serivces

  • Community Development Program   

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    ANADES works in rural communities empowering people to transform their lives in the areas of health, gender equality, economic development, disaster prevention, and more.  Programa Velasco has expanded the reach of this program to include the urban community of San Ramon, through the Women's Empowerment Project. 

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Contact Information

Programa Velasco

P.O. Box 601
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Tel: (331) 481-6517
E-mail: [email protected]